Hoisting and Signaling Practices
Hoisting, and Signaling Practices is an introduction to the
equipment, calculations, and procedures required for the safe
handling and transportation of materials by hoists or cranes.
This textbook is relevant for all personnel
involved in lifting operations and can be used as part of a training
program for certification preparation.
Topics include industry standards and
certifications, crane types and dynamics, signaling procedures, lift
planning, weight and balance, sling loads, rigging components,
equipment handling, hoists, and lifting procedures.
Readers learn how to calculate a load’s weight
and center of gravity (CG) and how these determine the sling loads
on the rigging. Content also includes the effect of rigging
arrangements and mechanical advantage on sling and line loads.
Safety practices are discussed throughout.
Multimedia features include animations and videos of crane motions,
and signaling practices, as well as knot tying demonstrations.
Includes a durable, full-color Quick Reference
- Quick Quizzes®
- Illustrated Glossary
- Flash Cards
- Crane Hand Signaling Quiz
- Media Library
- Hoisting Safety
- Lift Planning
- Load Weight and Balance
- Slings and Sling Hitches
- Rigging Equipment Maintenance
- Rigging Hardware
- Chain and Chain Slings
- Synthetic Slings
- Wire Rope and Wire Rope Slings
- Fiber Rope and Knots
- Block and Tackle
232 pages, 262 illustrations,
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